Mechanisms of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Science (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback))

Mechanisms of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Science (Cambridge Medicine (Paperback))

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 3/20/2008
EAN 9780521523189, ISBN10: 0521523184

Paperback, 340 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

To reflect the changing face of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, this new edition emphasises the principles of disease processes and their underlying mechanisms, bringing the content up to date with the latest developments from the fields of molecular and cellular biology. The focus is on describing the fundamental features of pathophysiological processes with examples to illustrate the similar mechanisms underlying apparently diverse clinical conditions. By understanding the cellular interactions in one disease area, similar principles can be applied to other disease groups and to the scientific basis of medical management and treatment strategies. Throughout, the student is encouraged to evaluate and integrate the evidence critically, developing skills for self-directed learning and the application of knowledge. To further encourage the reader to integrate the theory with clinical practice, each chapter concludes with a series of clinical scenarios and MCQs, with answers provided.

1. Molecular and cell biology Julian R. E. Davis
2. Hereditary disease Timothy M. Cox
3. Obesity J. Shaker, P. G. McTernan and Sudesh Kumar
4. Autoimmune mechanisms Anthony A. P. Weetman
5. Allergy
anaphylaxis Richard S. H. Pumphrey
6. Infection - Bacteria Stephen D. Lawn and George E. Griffin
7. Infection - Parasite E. M. Molyneux
8. The acute coronary syndrome Anthony M. Heagerty
9. Heart failure Ludwig Neyses and M. H. Buch
10. Acute neurodegeneration
cerebral ischaemia and stroke Craig J Smith, Jerard Ross, Nancy J. Rothwell and Pippa J. Tyrell
11. Diabetic neuropathy A. Greenstein, M. Mojaddidi, A. J. M. Boulton and Rayaz A. Malik
12. Renal cell carcinoma W. Mansoor
13. Toxic mechanisms James Neuberger
14. Diet, health and disease Michael E. J. Lean
15. Trauma Nick Payne and David Yates
16. The interaction between organic and psychiatric disease Elspeth Guthrie.

'… a refreshing and innovative attempt to allow clinical scientists access and input to medical students at an early stage and provide a true understanding of the cause rather than effect of disease. A brave new book for a brave new world … might well sweep this text to the top of most students' book list.' British Medical Journal

'This is a handsomely bound and weighted 'introduction to clinical science' based on an excellent idea.' The Endocrinologist

'… an excellent introductory section on molecular and cell biology … the chapters are easy to read and well illustrated.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine

'This is a well organised and illustrated book. The concepts are presented in a straightforward manner, keeping the minutiae to a minimum. I would highly recommend this for beginners in physiology and biochemistry as it is one of the better introductory books available.' Doody's Book Review